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Half Moon Bay State Beach

Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
916 653 6995
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing
Description: Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.
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Sonora, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

it was very nice and will visit again hopefully soon. Hopefully when it is not raining. Liked all of it

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My husband and I went to half moon bay for the day. We packed a lunch, mimosas, chairs and a good book. We walked down the beach to Venice Beach and walked back on the walking trail. The trail was great for walking jogging and biking. They had a separate trail for horses too. The beach was clean and nice!... More

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Platte City, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This was a great place to view the ocean! It was 70 degrees and make sure you know that the water is freezing so bring a jacket. It will be cool and windy, but the view was amazing. The waves are really high here. It was nice to get my toes in the sand however.

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Lockeford, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Nice walking trails, lots of places to sit (benches). Didn't like the cost to park, but ended up staying longer then we had to and no one gave us a ticket.

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West Jordan, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

The view from this beach with the sunset was and will be forever etched in our minds for our first anniversary. Picture perfect. Lots of great seashells too. Plenty of space for a jog or a stroll too.

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Amston, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband and I took a drive from San Jose on I280 to route 92 up and over the mountain on a twisty, winding road which in and of itself was very cool. There were several interesting places we could have stopped at along the way but our intention was for HMBSB and so there we went. We paid the... More

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Noida, India
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Went with a friend to this Beach in November 2013. The entire drive from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay was awesome. This is the best place to see and experience Pacific Ocean. Lots of family along with their pets came to this beach that time for Picnic. You can ride on a bicycle and enjoy the fresh air around... More

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Glenwood Landing, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Never mind the beach...driving from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay was incredible. It's quite hilly and I could not believe they actially have bicycle racing events on this road. I think it's an actual stage in the Tour of California. The winding road is also very well maintained and paved smooth. I wish I had my Cobra when I... More

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Rocklin, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

My wife and I took a four-day tent camping trip along Route 1. We have to say that out of all four this was the best. While much of what makes it the best were the particular sites we had, we wanted to spread the word about them - if you go here, be sure to select the special sites... More

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Palo Alto, CA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

No, this is not an advert for the Ritz. But try this out - go south from HMB on Hwy 1 to Miramontes Point Rd then turn towards the ocean. Drive out to the gate for the Ritz-Carlton and say you want parking for Beach Access (this will be free!) From the garage, walk west to the trail along the... More

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